probstblueribbon (2383) - Nepean, Ontario, - NOV 8, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep brown-black-mahogany with a small tan head.
Aroma: Pleasant and inviting maltiness, roasted malts, plenty of chocolate, coffee and hints of caramel/toffee.
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly restrained effervescence.
Flav.: A touch less friendly compared to the nose, a little more earthy and stern, still plenty of roasted malts, the coffee and chocolate are subdued slightly, a touch fruity, minerals, grape-like fruitiness, fair; dry with moderate-low bitterness and a reasonably pleasant, roasted malt finish.
I like this more than the Riflemanís Ration. Still wouldnít drink many at one time.
DeanF (1551) - Nunavut, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found in Ottawa. Somewhere. Pours with a pitch-brown body and a modest head on top, foggy, little visible carbonation. Aroma is wet barley and mash, like a maltina non-alc, certainly not encouraging. Flavour is a spicy barley mix, no complexity, simple barley water with a hint of pizzazz on the back end. Sadly thereís no complexity to this, just a watery pile of barley, but nonetheless still drinkable.
Boutip (3979) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a clear medium brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of dry caramel malt with light grainy notes. Taste is also dominated by some dry caramel malt with some notes of grainy cereal. Body is about average with good carbonation. Run of the mill brown ale with dry cereal notes.
JamesChamp (108) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this beer enjoyable as I usually do with beers from Black Creek Brewery. Not that extra strong punch of taste that some people might be looking for but it is enjoyable enough. Good session beer to.
GuillaumeCL (312) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a clear deep brown/black with nearly no white head. Smell is super sweet brown sugar and nothing else. Palate is light bodied with average carbonation. Taste is bland at first then gets a sweet kick that lingers and dissipates over time. One note thatís not great, but itís not objectively bad..
czar (2232) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear copper-light brown with a very small light beige head, little retention. caramel malts, cheap almost burnt cereals, some nuttiness, minerals, metallic notes, peppery-spicy, some chocolate and toffee. soft carbonation, light body, slightly harsh grassy finish. DP.
Freaky_tiki (50) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like dark earth in a glass. More honest than most. Maybe not not as hip then the last beer you had but thatís probably why itís good.
lukin (337) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours dark brown, zero head, looks more like a cola than a beer. Aroma is nice; light roast, some vanilla, wood/earth. Very thin palate, the taste has some sweet sugar and raisin notes to go with the burnt/roast. Decent.
thorongil2 (662) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of vanilla, roast; dry, pleasant flavour with a long light bitter finish; thin palate; more like a dry stout than a brown ale; nice
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Ruby-brown with a thin but fairly healthy looking tan head. Aroma is nice - toasted nuts, bit of raisin, brown sugar (very slightly burnt), a hint of dried leaves. Flavour follows, with the toasted nuts being quite prominent, along with some dry cocoa, a suggestion of tart blackcurrant, and a subtly hopped finish. Body is a bit thinner than I normally like for the style, but still OK. Not the most thrilling beer - a bit workmanlike, really - but given the name, perhaps thatís fitting.
solidfunk (1838) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown. Some hops and some but aroma with coffee. A little heAD, no lacing. Finishes bitter. Bottle.